Karnataka reports 1,713 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths

07:57 AM Aug 21, 2022 | PTI |

Bengaluru: Karnataka on Saturday reported 1,713 fresh COVID-19 cases and four virus-related deaths, taking the total infections and fatalities to 40,40,111 and 40,166 respectively, the state health department said.


In its daily COVID bulletin, the government said 1,034 people were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 39,89,451 till date. Active cases stood at 10,452.

Bengaluru Urban district alone contributed 965 fresh cases.

There were 97 fresh infections in Mysuru, 65 in Chikkamagaluru, 64 in Hassan, 59 in Dharwad, and 48 each in Ballari and Belagavi.

Dharwad reported two deaths while Bengaluru Rural and Mysuru reported one fatality each.


The bulletin said 28 districts reported zero fatalities.

The positivity rate for the day was 5.33 percent, the bulletin stated.

As many as 32,130 tests were conducted, including 24,312 RT-PCR tests. The total tests done stands at 6.84 crores till date.

There were 62,778 inoculations, taking the total vaccination to 11.79 crores so far, the bulletin said.


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